1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Motorcycles Collide In Benton County

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -One of the men injured in Thursday afternoon’s deadly motorcycle wreck in Benton County faces potential charges after crossing the center line, according to Arkansas State Police.

Arkansas 12 was shut down late Thursday afternoon (Sept. 25) after two motorcycles collided with each other, killing one man and injuring two other people, according to responding authorities.

Police said Floyd B. White died and two other people were hospitalized with serious injuries following the major collision at 5:11 p.m. Among those injured was the other motorcycle’s driver, Stephen R. Moyer. Moyer faces potential charges in the crash, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report. Police said Moyer was negotiating a right-hand curve when he lost control of the motorcycle and crossed the center line, striking White’s motorcycle head-on.

Police said White was declared dead at the scene. Moyer was transported by a medical helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., while White’s passenger, Tempa White, was taken by an ambulance to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, according to state police.

The fatal wreck shut down Arkansas 12 near Village Road for a few hours, according to the Rogers Fire Department.

Moyer was riding a 1997 Harley Davidson FLSTS. White was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle whose model was not stated in the crash report. The report does not state whether the motorcyclists were wearing helmets.

22 comments

    • PrayingFriend

      No you cant say that because you dont know the facts. Unless you were standing there watching, please keep your sarcastic comments to yourself.

  • Justice

    Someone lost their life today. If you don’t have the common decency to be respectful about your comments, seriously, just take the day off. God be with the families of those involved.

  • CAM

    I have many friends who ride and most of them complain about drivers of “4-wheelers” endangering them. Sure, there are alot of bad drivers in NWA but that does not exclude bikers. Just yesterday some biker was flying down 49 and managed to crash all by himself. Now these 3 riders and no car responsible I read an article from a “motorcycle” magazine that said around 50% of bike accidents do not involve another vehicle and in half of the other 50% that do, the biker’s excessive speed was a contributing factor. I’m thinking there are just as many bad riders as drivers. Hey, if the thrill of your “knees in the breeze” is worth rolling the dice, by all means, go for it. Just don’t gripe about bad drivers endangering you when you are probably just as much a danger to yourself….or in this case, a fellow rider.

      • CAM

        OK then, tell us what this forum is for? I was under the impression it was for discussing the subject of the news story. Call it preaching if you want but if those who need to would listen, maybe this story would have never happened.

      • happyme

        I get what you’re saying. The subject is that, sadly, someone died. You are making good points. I just thought we would be better off respecting the deceased right now. There’s a time and place for everything.

    • Iam anon

      I ride and I try to never get mad at “cagers” because they don’t see me. I NEVER expect them to see me. I take the responsibility to be careful for them and me. I am told that I drive like an old granny so maybe that helps. Sad that a man died. His family and the others families are having a bad day.

  • matt

    I leave this area every year when this festival starts. I have no need to hear you rap loud pipes at all hours, and wish you could afford to go to sturgis. My buddy who drives a truck was rolling dashcam today showed me some of the best highlights of new bikers riding Hwy 23 or the pig trail. Most of these idiots were on or over the double yellow, and could barely control their bike.

  • Heart

    So terribly sad. Praying for the victims and their families. May God bless all involved, especially the first-responders.

  • PrayingFriend

    If you dont know the facts, please dont comment, I for one know that this article is incorrect and I know that he did not “lose control because of a turn”. Stop the comments, people have lost thier lives, they may not all be dead, but they may as well be. This was not a small crash. Stop pointing fingers and have some sympathy for the families and loved ones of these people.

  • Magan Hill

    I cant believe how many people wont two put there input on this. Have respect for my family that has lost a family member in this accident along with the other riders family we dont want to see some of these comments thank you how would you feel if it was your family.

    • happyme

      My thoughts exactly! My prayers and heartfelt apology for all the hurt your family has felt through ignorant comments. Praying for peace!

  • Baker

    I agree with Magan Hill. People really need to respect the fact that an innocent man lost his life due to another human being. Prayers to your family for their loss Magan.

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